Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Turf Moor will host Sunday’s Premier League game between Burnley and Aston Villa, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table. The Clarets are eager to escape the relegation zone, but they face a tough challenge in round 3. Midfielder Anass Zaroury remains on the sidelines through suspension, whereas Michael Obafemi has yet to recover from a hamstring injury.
Meanwhile, the Villans quickly bounced back from a 5-1 loss to Newcastle United, with the team rolling over Everton 4-0 in front of home fans. Aston Villa are more of a team than Burnley and even though the Clarets are tough to beat at home, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the visiting team. All Alex Moreno, Tyrone Mings, Coutinho, Buendia, Ramsey, and Dendoncker are sidelined with injuries, but Unai Emery can count on key players for the Turf Moor showdown.
Highlighted Player (Leon Bailey):
Leon Bailey is a Phoenix All Stars Academy product who was born in Kingston on August 9, 1997. The Jamaica international played for the likes of FC Liefering and Trencin during his youth career, but he made his senior debut with Belgian side Genk in August, 2015 in a 3-1 win over Saint-Truiden.
The pacey winger quickly established himself as one of the best players in the Belgian top flight, but he scored only 8 goals in 56 appearances for Genk from 2015 to 2017. In the winter of 2017 Leon Bailey signed a deal with Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen for a fee of €20 million. Bailey is a left-footed footballer, but he is capable of playing on both sides of the field.
The Bayer Leverkusen winger made one appearance for Jamaica U23 team, but he eventually refused to represent the Reggae Boyz at senior level as he has personal problems with the association. It has to be noted that Leon Bailley scored 12 goals in 34 appearances for Bayer Leverkusen in the 2017/2018 Bundesliga season.
Highlighted Team (Burnley):
Burnley were one of the founding members of the Football League back in 1888. The Clarets did remarkably well to win the FA Cup trophy back in 1914 and the club owners have been trying to bring glory days back to Turf Moor ever since.
Burnley defeated Liverpool in the 1913/1914 FA Cup final and, no doubt, this is regarded as the greatest achievement in the club’s history. The Clarets finished the 2015/2016 Championship campaign in top position in the standings and, as a result, they will participate in the English Premier League in the 2016/2017 season.
Burnley play their home games at Turf Moor and the capacity of the stadium is 21,401. The Clarets have won two Community Shield trophies so far, in 1960 and 1973, but they have yet to clinch the Premier League title. Claret is the dominant colour of the team’s home shirts.